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June 25, 2018

New Provincial Cabinet to be Announced This Week

June 25, 2018

Cabinet Announcement This Week
FilmOntario is looking forward to the announcement and swearing in of the new Cabinet this Friday, June 29th. This will give us a clearer picture of the new government’s direction and allow us to focus our advocacy activities.

But in the meantime, we continue to reach out to MPPs from all government parties. And the long holiday weekend is a perfect time to meet your local MPP at a Canada Day barbecue or other local event. Not sure who won in your riding? You can find the full list here. Don’t be shy about introducing yourself and letting your local MPP know that you are one of approximately 35,000 people working in Ontario’s $1.6 billion film and television industry.

Over the summer and into the fall, FilmOntario will be engaging with as many MPPs as possible - particularly those who are new to Queen’s Park – to bring them up to speed on our industry. If you are interested in participating in a meeting or two, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or at (416) 642-6704.

CMF Renews the Danish Digital Codevelopment Initiative
The Canada Media Fund and the Danish Film Institute have announced the renewal of their incentive for the codevelopment of digital media projects between Canadian and Danish producers.

This Incentive will support the codevelopment of new digital content that is innovative, explores new ways of telling stories, and experiments with new formats, platforms, and new ways of engaging audiences. The project must involve at least one Danish producer eligible under the DFI’s criteria, and one Canadian producer eligible under the CMF’s criteria.

The full guidelines can be found here and the deadline to apply is December 12, 2018.

NSI Totally Television Course
The National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 edition of NSI Totally Television, development training for producer/writer teams serious about getting their TV series concept made. The program has been significantly updated.

Up to four teams will have the opportunity to develop their television projects with the best showrunners and story editors in the country. The 11-month course includes extensive training, individual sessions with story editors and production execs, and private pitch meetings with broadcasters and executive producers. Teams advancing to phase two of the course attend LA's Scripted in November 2019.

Find out more and apply for the course by August 13, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

Pixelatl El Festival Animation Show - Cuernavaca, Mexico
Global Affairs Canada, together with Export Québec and the Ontario Trade and Investment Office in Mexico, is pleased to invite Canadian animation, videogames and VFX studios to be part of the Canadian Business Mission to Pixelatl’s “El Festival” Animation Show to be held September 4-9, 2018 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Canadian animation companies participating will be able to meet with Mexican studios seeking partners to coproduce and develop original content, and will have the opportunity to benefit from showcasing opportunities during the event.

Registration includes: accreditation for 1 person per company to all event activities, including accommodation and meals during 4 days (provided by Pixelatl); B2B meeting space; showcasing opportunity; and inclusion of company information in the Festival’s official Directory. Interested companies should fill out the attached form and return it here by June 29, 2018.

For more information about the festival, check out their website or contact Trade Commissioner Gilbert Whitehouse.

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